The grapes of this vivid juicy wine originate from the vineyards surrounding the Johannisberg. The Riesling grapes grow as well on loessic soil with gritty structure as on sandy loam soil. Warm summer months with low temperatures at night provide ideal
conditions for the cultivation of fresh Riesling.
The wine harvest took place from October till November. In order to receive a fresh fruit of the wine an intensive negatively selection was needed. The grapes were then carefully pressed in the grape reception station of the estate. The fermentation in cooled high-grade steel tanks underlines again the freshness and the fruitiness of the wine. Clearly recognizable is that the wines mature on the lees.Thereby they intensify their aroma and create a well-balanced and very tender gustatory effect.
The year 2011 provided quite a few surprises. January and February were mild above-average. Early summer weather conditions in March and April led to an extremely early budding of the Riesling vines. A severe cold snap in the end of May caused a major damage due to frost. Serious was the low precipitation amount. At the outset of the Riesling blooming the vegetation already had a lead of 3 weeks to the average year. A wet June was followed by a chilly July. In August frequent precipitation and high humidity had a negative impact on the state of health of the grapes. The earliest Riesling harvest ever started on 14th of September. Mid-September was dry and followed by a glorious Indian summer. The vintage 2011 features excellent must weights and a well-orchestrated acidity. Rigorously selective picking and a gentle maturation led to wines of extraordinary quality. They are juicy, tangy with a fresh fruit acid and feature the variety-specific fruit flavors.
A typical Rheingau Riesling with a lively pale-yellow colour and light green reflexes. A juicy wine with a fresh, clear and fruity smell which reminds a little bit of apple, citrus, decent grapefruit and in the background a little peach. The flavour of this wine has a light residual sweetness and a clear structure. It is a perfect accompanying wine for any kind of dishes.